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Composer: Horovitz, Joseph (b. 1926)

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Year of birth1926
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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LondonCaptain Noah and his Floating Zoo

© Sim Canetty-Clarke
Horovitz: Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo
John Wilson; BBC Singers
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Eclectic Anglo-Japanese programme from Anna Hashimoto

© Anne Hashimoto
Hashimoto is clearly a brilliant technician, but often felt overly cautious in this St John's Smith Square programme.
***11
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Clarinet contrasts with Emma Johnson at the Three Choirs Festival

Emma Johnson  ©  Joe Bangay
This was a fine demonstration of the fact that the Three Choirs Festival is not just about singing. Nor is it confined to the cathedral, as this morning’s recital took place in the elegance of Hereford’s Shirehall.
****1
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Susan Graham and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall

Susan Graham  ©  Dario Acosta
Susan Graham is the mezzo representative of the generation of American singers, including Barbara Bonney, Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw and Sylvia McNair, who rose to prominence in the mid to late 1980s and distinguished themselves internationally with their superlative techniques, gorgeous lyric instruments, and impeccable professionalism.
****1
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Kathleen Ferrier Award Winner Kitty Whately in Leeds

Kitty Whately  ©  Robert Piwko
On Sunday afternoon the most recent recipient of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award, Kitty Whately, was welcomed to the Clothworkers’ Hall by Leeds Lieder, an organisation founded in the hope of introducing art song to a new audience.
*****
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Requiems and Rainbows - Wiltshire Times

Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem Op 45 (German Requiem), as performed by The City of Bath Bach Choir at the Wiltshire Music Centre last Saturday, is a sombre work. Hardly surprising as the word ‘requiem’ usually refers to the Catholic Mass celebrated for the dead.